SWANK: A Salon with The Associates

One night only benefit party & performance to launch our fourth season in style.

In 1959, Izzy and Carrie Beth are sixteen, and their love for each other is exactly as fierce as their competition with each other. In fact, the edge between the two feelings is as fuzzy for the girls as the boundary between lies and fantasy. In the same space in 1987, Mary and Gloria sip iced tea after a long estrangement, one woman disillusioned and the other hungry for hope. Shapes and silhouettes from each layer, each friendship, seep into the other to create a double exposure portrait that explodes our ideas of empathy and empowerment.


say you're sorry

A Salon with The Associates, at 7pm on May 26 at South Oxford Space

Summer is coming, and apologies are in order.

For one show only, The Associates perform our latest in mind-bending, surprise-vending theater. This salon is one to make Gertrude Stein and Andy Warhol proud. You will drink, you will mingle, you will gasp, and you may apologize.


at the 124 Bank St Theatre from October 15 to October 25

Can a person build an identity— white or black — that outsmarts racism? A well-intentioned, open-minded man puts his conscience on the page, shifting an ambiguous landscape of secrets, ethics, and race around him and his biracial boyfriend.

Black Protagonist was nominated for Outstanding Original Script by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards!

Directed by Peregrine Heard

Set by Sarah Johnsrude    Sound by Emily Auciello    

Lighting by Tyler First    Costumes by Beatrice Vena

Produced by Sam Barickman

Stage Managed by Emily Tabachuk

Black Protagonist was last presented as part of HB Studio's First Floor Studio residency this summer, from June 20 to July 12, and before that IN A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION AT TREEHOUSE THEATER ON JANUARY 15 & 16.


What do you want to hear, and what are you willing to watch? The actors invite the audience to imagine what's beyond the scripted drama, nestled in the familiar nooks and crannies of human desire, where the truth is about ten dollars cheaper than a secret divulged.

Presented at The Brick for F*ckfest, a sex-theater festival, June 10-June 27

Photo credit Tyler H. First